Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Saskatchewan and Nebraska.
Habitat: Dry, open, often rocky places, from the foothills to above timberline.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Several-stemmed perennial from a taproot, 1-4 dm. tall, white-woolly throughout.
Basal leaves more or less tufted, narrowly oblanceolate to broadly elliptic, the blade 1-5 cm. long and 4-30 mm. wide, entire to sub-pinnately lobed, petiolate; other leaves few, stongly reduced upward, becoming bract-like.
Heads several in an open, somewhat flat-topped inflorescence; involucre 4-8 mm. high; rays 6-13 mm. long, yellow.